This week, a special exhibit opened in Tokyo. If you like anime, namely Studio Ghibli, it is not to be missed. Neither is the one opening later this month.
The exhibit features the structures, the architecture, and the environments that appear in Studio Ghibli's films. This is a close-up look at the animated world the studio has created. On display, there are sketches and designs as well as background art and miniature dioramas.
I freaking love dioramas.
Below, you can see photos of the exhibit, courtesy Japanese site Netlab.
Above is a large diorama for 1974 anime Heidi, Girl of the Alps, which was directed by Isao Takahata, with Hayao Miyazaki working on the script and also doing design and layout. Both would go on to establish Studio Ghibli.
Here is a closer look of the Heidi house.
Castle in the Sky.
And here is the house from Ponyo.
One of the most impressive pieces is the huge Spirited Away bathhouse.
A look under the bridge.
The exhibit runs at the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum until December 14.
This exhibit opens on July 27 and ends on September 15.
The When Marnie Was There recreation isn't the only real-world Studio Ghibli place you can visit. As previously introduced, Japan also has a full-scale replica of the My Neighbour Totoro house.
Photos: Netlab, Facebook
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